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Jul 8, 2015 12:31 EST

Bart and Josie – Mac Cutting Boards handcrafts custom wood cutting boards from repurposing and upcycling unused scrap hardwoods

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 8, 2015

Bart and Josie – Mac Cutting Boards

 

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Personal Story

Our inspiration for our business came from an idea of making handmade Christmas gifts for our family one year. Bart & I didn’t have enough money to purchase raw materials so we started sourcing this from professionals such as cabinet makers, furniture makers, hardwood flooring installers, molding companies and woodworkers from our area. What we found was end pieces of their projects were perfect quality woods we could use for our project. Little did we know, that is was to be our story. Mac Cutting Boards was born. A sustainable, eco-friendly product. Our wood cutting boards are not stained. They are 100% natural colors, 100% hardwoods. Our criteria for obtaining scrap woods are (1) must be hardwoods (2) untreated (3) unused. We’re inspired by what we are doing. We didn’t know it at first, but now we do. We are taking items that were being discarded and repurposing it into a functional product that everyone can enjoy. We want to bring products that we as Americans use daily back into making it here in the USA. We want it to be affordable, attractive and functional. We are inspired by the future … our own workspace, storage, equipment, trucks to pick up our raw materials, hiring and training … this duplicated throughout the US. This keeps us going!

Business Description

Mac Cutting Boards handcrafts custom wood cutting boards from repurposing and upcycling unused scrap hardwoods. A sustainable, eco-friendly product. Our wood cutting boards are not stained. They are 100% natural colors, 100% hardwoods. Our criteria for obtaining scrap woods are (1) must be hardwoods (2) untreated (3) unused. We source raw materials from professionals such as cabinet makers, furniture makers, hardwood flooring installers, molding companies and woodworkers from our area. What we found was end pieces of their projects were perfect quality woods we could use for our project. Since 2009, our business has grown tremendously! We’ve added another element to our line and that is personalized custom engraved cutting boards. Perfect for weddings, anniversaries, graduations and thank you gifts. This product has become our signature line.

What is the purpose of this loan?

Our biggest challenges have been the ability to fund the purchase of scrap woods when they become available or when we receive a large order. Additionally, having the capital to finance the purchase of new machinery to expedite the manufacturing process has always been a challenge for us.

We would disperse the funds from this loan for:

Materials $2000
Equipment $2500
Marketing $500

Contact Information:

Bart
Josie

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